“California Women Lead, in partnership with the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, will announce the 40 members of the 2023 class of recipients of the California Women Lead Scholarship Program for women and gender expansive Fellows in the Sacramento Capitol community,” a press release sent Monday says.
I’m confused. In recent months, we’ve been force fed stories of transgender acceptance, transgender “affirming care,” how trans athletes must be allowed to participate as their chosen gender, Target’s “tuck-friendly” bathing suits for infants and toddlers, and Dylan Mulvaney as the sports bra model for Nike.
What stance will the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls take? Will trans-girls and trans-women be considered for the California Women Lead Scholarship Program? Is that what “and gender expansive Fellows” means?
Apparently, “Gender-expansive” can describe someone with a more flexible gender identity than might be associated with a typical binary. LGBTQ Nation says “The ‘gender expansive’ definition as per the Diversity Style Guide – a resource created for journalists and media professionals reporting on issues affecting the LGBTQ community, – is ‘people who challenge cultural expectations regarding gender roles, identities, expressions or norms.’”
A quick look at the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls website betrays a great deal:
“The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is celebrating Pride Month, with the first panel of our ongoing CCSWG Speaker Series focused on Supporting the Health, Safety, and Wellness of LGBTQIA+ Youth & Our Roles as Advocates, Allies, and Policy Makers.”
The Speakers are:
Senator Caroline Menjivar (D-Burbank), a CCSWG Commissioner whose pronouns are “she/her/Ella,” elected in November 2022, “has volunteered on the Board of Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Los Angeles Chapter, the Advisory Board of Help Group’s Kaleidoscope, and as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for San Fernando Valley Young Dems Club.”
Alexis Sanchez, Director of Advocacy and Training, Sacramento LGBTQ Community Center, whose background is in public health policy with a specialization in substance use disorders in the LGBTQIA+ community. She served on the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board for 4 years and in this role worked to create numerous policy changes and campaigns to create a safer city for transgender people.
Dana TherActivist Johnson, MSW, Director of Youth Housing & Trainer, Rainbow Community Center, Contra Costa County, whose pronouns are “They/Them/Theirs,” is a gender non-binary masculine of centered community activist that brings experience as an Author, documentary filmmaker, DEI&B practitioner, and Professional Development trainer. Dana also has 18 years’ experience counseling and servicing justice involved youth. Dana serves as a LGBTQ+ Commissioner and PRIDE Initiative co-chair for the County of San Mateo; and a board member of CoastPride Center.
So what the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is really communicating is that this commission, once dedicated to “the Status of Women and Girls,” has now sacrificed women and girls at the alter of the very minority trans community.
Good luck with that, girls.
The California Advisory Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1965 “for the purpose of developing recommendations ‘which will enable women to make the maximum contribution to society.’”
In 1971, “The Governor made the Commission on the Status of Women a permanent, independent agency.”
According to the “Report of the Advisory Commission on the Status of Women: California women Ronald Reagan, Governor, 1971,” it was California Governor Ronald Reagan – which the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls omits on its website. Ronald Reagan was California Governor January 2, 1967 – January 6, 1975.
Women’s organizations and women’s sports are being taken over by the most radical leftists. Why? Because women were already liberated, already broke the glass ceiling, and do in fact, receive equal pay for equal jobs when our time off is taken into consideration in pay calculation. What was left to fight for and about other than partisan politics?
Notably, most American adults – nearly 70% – oppose including trans athletes in sports, and say transgender athletes should only compete only on sports teams that correspond with their biological sex, according to a June report from Gallup.
In 2012, the Commission was briefly de-funded because of budget cuts during the recession. The Legislature may want to consider this again – they are otherwise largely useless as their website notes:
“*All references to ‘women and girls’ include gender-expansive individuals (cis women and girls, trans women and girls, nonbinary individuals, gender-nonconforming individuals, genderqueer individuals, and any women or girl identified individuals).”
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